Kashmir has potential for poultry industry
Sampoorna Feeds and American Soybean
Association-International Marketing conducted an 'Animal Feed Seminar' in the
Indian Kashmir region where the local poultry farmers were informed about the
advantages of Sampoorna feeds.
Pr. Scientist S C Gupta said the Sampoorna feeds have been developed in a way
so that the birds get all nutrients in required quantity. He said farmers should
feed crumbled or pelleted feeds to ensure all ingredients in balanced
Gupta dwelt at length on the disease of chicks and broilers
and the preventive measures. He said a design of a shed that suits to the local
climate could keep disease away from the poultry birds.
Dr Ramesh Thaper, consultant ASA-IM said in India even as
there is tremendous production of soybean, so far the consumption is very low.
"This is because the farmers are not properly educated about the advantages of
the soybean," he said.
In India the total production of soybean is 7 million tonnes while as the
consumption is just 4 million tonnes.
N A Shah, director Animal
Husbandry (J&K) said in order to relieve the local poultry farmers of the
burden of Rs 2 (4.4 $cents) tax charged on every imported chick, the department
will be giving the local poultry farmers chicks from its own hatcheries. "This
would bring down the imports to the valley," he said.
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